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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jul 23, 2010 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Watkins Glen tour - the Summer Jam event


Watkins Glen - July 27 & 28, 1973
— Summer Jam —

A very good archival source for the Watkins Glen summer jam is here. Another good source for the Summer Jam is Wikipedia.

This was the biggest venue Grateful Dead ever played. 600,000 music fans invaded this small upstate NY town of 2000. All I remember about going there are 2 things: the incredible journey it was getting there from the NJ-NYC area; and that I was in survival mode for the whole event. I drove my car there with some friends. The main body of my NJ deadhead friends rented a huge motorhome, and they drove it up there. Then they proceeded to trash it. I believe I helped them out with that. The rest, as they say, is history.

— first things first —
go visit with Santa Claus

— get your psychedelics —
I dropped a lot of hits when I was there

— layout for Watkins Glen racetrack —
I don't remember seeing the Grand Prix racetrack

audio stream
bus ride to the stage for Grateful Dead July 27 soundcheck jam bonus show

— "required listening" (the jam is track 10) —
waiting in line to take a dump after the soundcheck jam

audio stream
the official Summer Jam on July 28

Watkins Glen Pirate Radio
— broadcasting the Summer Jam —

— the aftermath —
me & my friends headed to Roosevelt Stadium for GD on July 31 and Aug 1

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 23, 2010 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Watkins Glen tour - the Summer Jam event

Were there in fact any "friends and surprises"?